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Free Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Workshops and Film

Courtesy of United Methodist Communities at The Shores and Delaware Valley Alzheimer’s Association Every 65 seconds in virtually every place in America, someone develops Alzheimer’s Disease. While 5.8 million Americans currently live with the disease, by 2050 the number is expected to rise to 14 million. Without a cure, the number of unpaid caregivers will …

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United Methodist Communities at Covenant Place Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Over 27 years ago, Rev. Dr. Charles W. Miller, Jr., a known advocate for social justice and the marginalized, took his daily walk around the property at the then First United Methodist Church of Plainfield. With the particular issue of affordable housing for older adults on his mind, the pastor experienced a vision while gazing …

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Profiles In Philanthropy: These Roots Run Deep

Nellie Coyle Quinn founded the Sussex County Red Cross in 1917. She is so revered for her work at a crucial time in the county and its history that every year, hundreds of friends of the Sussex County Red Cross gather to award a worthy recipient, the Mrs. Joseph P. Quinn, Sr. Award. Her son, …

What is Occupational Therapy and How Does it Help Seniors?

It’s Occupational Therapy Month and our assisted living community in Camden County, NJ, would love to share a little insight into how these talented and valuable members of the medical community make life easier and better for seniors. What is Occupational Therapy?  This is a very broad type of therapy that focuses on helping people …

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How Palliative Care Works

Palliative care is a specific medical care service offered at our senior residence, The Shores in South Jersey. Here is some insight into what this service entails and how it works, from our team.   What is Palliative Care?  Palliative care is a set of medical services designed to improve the quality of life for …

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United Methodist Communities Named on U.S. News Best Nursing Homes

Nursing homes helps thousands of people recover after strokes, heart attacks, joint replacement, serious infections, accidents, as well as offer long-term care. U.S. News rated over 15,000 nursing homes nationally to help people find appropriate, reliable providers with the highest standards of care. Its 2018-19 nursing home ratings, including the new short-stay rehabilitation rating, are …

Heart Healthy Activities for Seniors!

The heart is the single most hardworking muscle in the human body, so it’s no surprise that keeping it fit and healthy is key to living a long and full life! Here are some tips, interesting facts and insights from the team at our CCRC in Sussex County, New Jersey on staying heart healthy. Did You Know…? A human heart beats …

Anxiety Disorders and the Elderly

It’s normal to feel pangs of anxiety from time to time, especially when in stressful or uncertain situations. However, when this anxiety starts to affect wellbeing and quality of life, it’s serious health issue —– and one that affects many seniors. The assisted living team in Camden County, NJ shares some insight. Why Does Anxiety Affect More Seniors?  Anxiety disorders (that is, …

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Let Your Light Shine

The groundwork for her future occurred several decades before her birth by a man she never met. In 1925, American Methodist missionary and physician Dr. George Way Harley began working in Ganta, Liberia. He established a new hospital, dispensary, church, school, and several residences. Ganta United Methodist School, a free public school, offered Kindergarten through …

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Chrissy and Mabel – Dynamite Double Act

By Janet M. Carrato Chrissy (Christine) Longcor and Mabel Davison, housekeepers in Bristol Glen’s Independent Living Residence, previously worked for the now-defunct Morley Shirt Company. Chrissy sewed linings into shirt collars, while Mabel turned the collars right side out and pressed them. Despite the close job descriptions, the two rarely came in contact with one …

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Public Invited to March 7 Open House at United Methodist Communities at Collingswood

United Methodist Communities at Collingswood, located at 460 Haddon Avenue, invites the public to an Open House on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00pm. The senior retirement community has completed renovations, opened Tapestries® Memory Care and three new healthcare households, which accommodate 80 residents. Like private homes, the everyday ebb and flow of …

Hospice Insights: What is Coordinated Care?

If you’ve been researching hospice care, you’ve probably come across the term “coordinated care.” This isn’t a buzzword or marketing term — it’s a critical component of delivering effective care to hospice patients. Here’s some insight into what coordinated care means and why it’s so important, from our hospice in South Jersey . What is Coordinated Care and Why …

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Associate Close-Up: Arthur Vanderpool, Executive Chef

We recently sat down with Art Vanderpool, the Executive Chef at The Shores, to learn more about him and his passion for food and senior care and services. These are his words:   What is your name and job title? I’m Arthur H. Vanderpool III, executive chef of United Methodist Communities at The Shores.   Where …